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David West | Forward

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/29/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 250
College: Xavier
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According to ESPN's Marc Stein, David West will meet with Knicks when free agency begins.
West decided to forego his player option with the Pacers which would have paid him $12.6 million, but he is probably looking to secure a long-term deal. The Knicks drafted Kristaps Porzingis last Thursday, but he may not be ready to contribute in a meaningful way right out of the gate. West is reportedly a "serious name" on the Knicks free agent radar, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of deal he can secure as a free agent. As of right now, it looks like West's days in Indiana are in the rear-view mirror. Jun 28 - 1:50 PM

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Free agent PF David West is "very likely" to sign with the Knicks, according to NBA TV's Jared Zwerling.

West reportedly had his mind made up "before he chose not to opt-in" with the Pacers. New York selected 19-year-old PF Kristaps Porzingis with the No. 4 pick, and adding West as a veteran mentor makes perfect sense. West is coming off a quiet season, having averaged only 14.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 30.9 minutes per game, and he's likely to see an uptick in his usage if he does land in the Big Apple.
Jun 25 - 8:14 PM

David West will not exercise his player option and will become a free agent.

A lot of players are opting out today and a lot of it has to do with the increase in the salary cap. West is 34 years old and likely has just one more long-term contract in him. He had one of his worst years with respect to injuries last season, playing in 66 games with averages of 11.7 points, 6.8 boards, 3.4 assists and 0.7 blocks.
Jun 24 - 3:05 PM

Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel said while he didn't discuss David West's contract option with him during his exit meeting, his gut feeling is that West will opt in for next season.

West reportedly spoke about "next year" during his exit meeting, implying that he will pick up the player option on his contract worth $12.6 million for the 2015-16 season. West will be 35-years-old next year, and with his numbers steadily declining over the past three years, it's unlikely he'd command such a high salary on the open market. He ended the 2014-15 season with averages of 11.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 0.7 steals and blocks per game on 47.1 percent shooting. At this point in his career, he's more of a deep league guy.
Apr 17 - 3:14 PM

David West played 28 minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday with four points, four boards, one assist and one block.

He suffered a minor injury tonight, but was able to return. West did not have a strong finish to his season, averaging just 11.0 points, 6.0 boards, 3.4 assists, 0.4 blocks and 0.4 steals in 27 minutes during his previous April games.
Apr 16 - 12:46 AM

David West shot just 1-of-5 from the field on Sunday but he went 10-of-12 at the FT line to finish with 12 points, six rebounds, one assist and zero turnovers in 26 minutes.

West has been struggling since the All-Star break, falling below the threshold of standard-league value, so his owners will take whatever they can get. The return of Paul George should help West, making it harder for opposing defenses to crowd the paint, but we'd like to see more sustained offense before recommending him in typical leagues.
Apr 5 - 8:46 PM

David West (illness) logged 28 minutes vs. the Mavs on Sunday, posting 10 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks.

West was dealing with an allergic reaction but it didn't affect him tonight, so he's safe to deploy as usual. The Pacers' starters are routinely falling behind in the first quarter of games and West hasn't made much of an impact lately, averaging just 8.0 points on 39.0 percent shooting over Indy's past 10 games, so it was nice to see him post an efficient and well-rounded line tonight.
Mar 29 - 10:01 PM

David West (illness) and Rodney Stuckey (calf) will play vs. the Mavericks on Sunday.

West missed Thursday's game vs. the Bucks due to an allergic reaction, but he is good to go and is expected to resume his normal role with the first unit. West can safely be activated in all lineups, while Luis Scola will return to the bench and can be dropped in most leagues.
Mar 29 - 11:11 AM

David West (illness) is probable for Sunday's game vs. the Mavericks.

West missed Thursday's game vs. the Bucks due to an allergic reaction, but he should be ready to roll in a tough matchup with the Mavericks. Check back after shootaround just to be safe, but West's owners can go ahead and pencil him into lineups. Luis Scola will head back to the bench and can be dropped in most leagues.
Mar 28 - 1:13 PM

David West (illness) will not play against the Bucks on Thursday.

He is dealing with an allergic reaction and it's unknown if this has anything to do with his Friday illness that caused him to play just 12 minutes. With West out, Luis Scola will step in and get most of the minutes at power forward. The Pacers will also likely count on the rest of their starting five to pick up more of the scoring burden.
Mar 26 - 7:07 PM

David West double-doubled against the Wizards on Wednesday with 10 points, 11 rebounds, one steal and one turnover.

He missed both shots from the line, but at least this was a step up from what he's been doing. West is still getting minutes excluding the one 12-minute game on Friday due to an illness, so he should be fine going forward. He'll get the Bucks on Thursday. For what it's worth, West has played well on games with no days rest.
Mar 25 - 11:34 PM

David West scored 13 points with four rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 28 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

He had an illness and wasn't quite as aggressive after missing most of Friday's game. The Pacers are off on Sunday, so expect West to improve against the Rockets on Monday.
Mar 21 - 10:10 PM

David West (illness) will play against the Nets on Saturday.

He had an illness on Friday and could not return. West should be right back to around 30 minutes per game tonight, but there's a little risk to using him because he was questionable to play today. He has been struggling mightily lately but he's still worth starting in all standard leagues.
Mar 21 - 5:32 PM

David West left Friday's game due to an illness and did not return.

West had to race back to the locker room and after that his night was done. He finished with two points on 1-of-7 shooting, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block. It's actually not a bad per-minute line, but with the slump he's going through owners' patience is being tried these days. Somebody performing below 12-14 team levels is hard to call a must-own player, but theoretically he should be able to hold down some late-round numbers.
Mar 20 - 9:25 PM

David West was quiet on Tuesday, scoring four points on 1-of-3 shooting with four boards, one steal and one block in only 22 minutes.

None of the Pacers' starters played more than Solomon Hill's 28 minutes, and West was allowed some extra rest with Luis Scola (15 points, 10 boards) thriving off the bench. West has gone cold over the past few weeks but he has too much upside to bench with Indiana cruising toward three consecutive four-game weeks.
Mar 10 - 9:27 PM

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